Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
If you have dental imperfections that you would like to have corrected, you might be a candidate for porcelain veneers. Porcelain dental veneers are thin layers of dental material that are affixed to your teeth, and in many instances, they can deliver as good a result as dental crowns, at considerably less cost.
If you are unwilling to smile because you are embarrassed by your teeth, then chances are you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. They can significantly improve your appearance, and with the advances in dental bonding materials and techniques over the past 20 years, you can expect your veneers to last a very long time.
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Porcelain veneers are very durable, and they resist staining. They are custom-designed to fit your teeth, and they look completely natural. You may be a candidate for porcelain veneers if:
- You have crooked teeth
- Your teeth are misaligned
- You dislike the shape of your teeth, or feel that they are too small
- You have gapped teeth
- Your teeth are chipped or worn
Virtually anyone whose teeth are healthy can be a candidate for porcelain veneers. However, if you have a bad bite, gum disease, or cavities, these issues will have to be corrected before you can think about porcelain veneers. It is not good practice to install veneers over unhealthy teeth, and if you have a bad bite, veneers will not adhere properly.
A good candidate for porcelain veneers will enjoy many benefits, including a beautiful white smile that will resist staining. Veneers are durable, and if properly cared for, could last a lifetime. In fact, given that the procedure is not reversible, it is very much in your interests to make sure that you brush and floss properly, and see your dentist regularly for checkups.
If you have been considering improving your smile, and would like to find out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, contact us at L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts. We are located at 490 L’Enfant Plaza SW #8210, Washington DC 20024. You can reach us by phone at 202-488-8300. If you prefer, you can also request a consultation by filling out the form on our Contact Us page. We would enjoy meeting with you, and talking about the benefits of porcelain dental veneers. We can also tell you about other cosmetic dentistry procedures that you might wish to consider.